Push-pull train for PKP Intercity. Joint proposal by Pesa and Newag
PKP Intercity’s tender for 38 double-deck, push-pull trains is the largest order in the company’s history. The largest Polish rolling stock manufacturers Pesa and Newag want to take on this project together. This can be a breakthrough for the market, because these companies usually compete with each other. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Rynek Kolejowy.
“In the face of the project’s requirements – not only technical but above all time – we made the courageous decision to bid together,” said Jacek Konop, Pesa Bydgoszcz’s Vice President for Technical Affairs. There will be little time for delivery – deliveries are scheduled for mid-May 2026. And we also need to supply 38 locomotives, 38 control cars and 228 middle cars.”
As part of the consortium, Newag will have most of the responsibility for the locomotives and Pesa for the wagons. This is in line with the experience of both companies.
“Of course, the specifics and requirements of the customer are of key importance for the future appearance of trains, but the experience of the manufacturer is also important. For this reason, we have implemented a UX (user experience) project and we hope that passengers will appreciate the new quality, not only in terms of design, but above all, the functionality of trains,” Pesa Vice President sums up.
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